Most widely held works about Richard Rorty
Most widely held works by Richard Rorty
Philosophy and the mirror of nature by Richard Rorty ( Book )
65 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,874 libraries worldwide
30 years ago Richard Rorty argued that philosophers had developed an unhealthy obsession with the notion of representation: comparing the mind to a mirror that reflects reality. The book now stands as a classic of 20th-century philosophy.
Contingency, irony, and solidarity by Richard Rorty ( Book )
40 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 1,439 libraries worldwide
American philosopher Richard Rorty argues that thinkers such as Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein have enabled societies to see themselves as historical contingencies, rather than as expressions of underlying, ahistorical human nature, or as realizations of suprahistorical goals. This ironic perspective on the human condition is valuable but it cannot advance Liberalism's social and political goals. In fact, Rorty believes that it is literature and not philosophy that can do this, by promoting a genuine sense of human solidarity. Specifically, it is novelists such as Orwell and Nabokov who succeed in awakening us to the cruelty of particular social practices and individual attitudes. Thus, a truly liberal culture would fuse the private, individual freedom of the ironic, philosophical perspective with the public project of human solidarity as it is engendered through the insights and sensibilities of great writers. Rorty uses a wide range of references - from philosophy to social theory to literary criticism - to elucidate his beliefs.
The linguistic turn; recent essays in philosophical method by Richard Rorty ( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
Consequences of pragmatism : essays, 1972-1980 by Richard Rorty ( Book )
33 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
Achieving our country : leftist thought in twentieth-century America by Richard Rorty ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
How have national pride and American patriotism come to seem an endorsement of atrocities - from slavery to the slaughter of Native Americans, from the rape of ancient forests to the Vietnam War? Achieving Our Country traces the sources of this debilitating mentality of shame in the Left, as well as the harm it does to its proponents and to the country. At the center of this history is the conflict between the Old Left and the New that arose during the Vietnam War. Richard Rorty describes how the paradoxical victory of the antiwar movement, ushering in the Nixon years, encouraged a disillusioned generation of intellectuals to pursue "High Theory" at the expense of considering the place of ideas in our common life. In the absence of a vibrant, active Left, the views of intellectuals on the American Right have come to dominate the public sphere. This galvanizing book, adapted from Rorty's Massey Lectures of 1997, takes the first step toward redressing the imbalance in American cultural life by rallying those on the Left to the civic engagement and inspiration needed for "achieving our country."
Philosophy in history : essays on the historiography of philosophy ( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 971 libraries worldwide
Objectivity, relativism, and truth by Richard Rorty ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Philosophy and social hope by Richard Rorty ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Persian and held by 796 libraries worldwide
"One of the most provocative figures in recent philosophical and wider literary and cultural debate, Richard Rorty brings together in this collection a wide range of philosophical, political and cultural writings, many published in book form for the first time. He explains how he began to move away from Plato towards James and Dewey, culminating in his own version of pragmatism. What matters, he suggests, is not whether our ideas correspond to some fundamental reality but whether they help us carry out practical tasks and create a fairer and more democratic society. In an introduction called 'Relativism' and a (previously unpublished) afterword on the unfortunate popularity of the term 'postmodern', Rorty responds to charges that he is a 'postmodern relativist'."--BOOK JACKET.
Essays on Heidegger and others by Richard Rorty ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Truth and progress by Richard Rorty ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 694 libraries worldwide
The essays in the volume engage the work of many of today's most innovative thinkers, including Robert Brandom, Donald Davidson, Daniel Dennett, Jacques Derrida, Jurgen Habermas, John McDowell, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, and Charles Taylor. The collection also touches on problems in contemporary feminism raised by Annette Baier, Marilyn Frye, and Catherine MacKinnon, and considers issues connected with human rights and cultural differences. Anyone with a serious interest in contemporary philosophy and what it can do for us in the modern world will enjoy this invaluable collection.
The future of religion by Richard Rorty ( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 601 libraries worldwide
"Though coming from different and distinct intellectual traditions, Richard Rorty and Gianni Vattimo are united in their criticism of the metaphysical tradition. The challenges they put forward extend beyond philosophy and entail a reconsideration of the foundations of belief in God and the religious life. They urge that the rejection of metaphysical truth does not necessitate the death of religion; instead it opens new ways of imagining what it is to be religious - ways that emphasize charity, solidarity, and irony. This unique collaboration, which includes a dialogue between the two philosophers, is notable not only for its fusion of pragmatism (Rorty) and hermeneutics (Vattimo) but also for its recognition of the limits of both traditional religious belief and modern secularism."--BOOK JACKET.
Pragmatism : from Peirce to Davidson by John P Murphy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
What's the use of truth by Richard Rorty ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Take care of freedom and truth will take care of itself : interviews with Richard Rorty by Richard Rorty ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Philosophy as cultural politics by Richard Rorty ( Book )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
This volume presents a selection of the philosophical papers which Richard Rorty has written over the past decade, and complements three previous volumes of his papers: Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth, Essays on Heidegger and Others, and Truth and Progress. Topics discussed include the changing role of philosophy in Western culture over the course of recent centuries, the role of the imagination in intellectual and moral progress, the notion of 'moral identity', the Wittgensteinian claim that the problems of philosophy are linguistic in nature, the irrelevance of cognitive science to philosophy, and the mistaken idea that philosophers should find the 'place' of such things as consciousness and moral value in a world of physical particles. The papers form a rich and distinctive collection which will appeal to anyone with a serious interest in philosophy and its relation to culture.
An ethics for today : finding common ground between philosophy and religion by Richard Rorty ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
Richard Rorty is famous, maybe even infamous, for his philosophical nonchalance. His groundbreaking work not only rejects all theories of truth but also dismisses modern epistemology and its preoccupation with knowledge and representation. At the same time, the celebrated pragmatist believed there could be no universally valid answers to moral questions, which led him to a complex view of religion rarely expressed in his writings.
Empiricism and the philosophy of mind by Wilfrid Sellars ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and French and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Philosophical papers by Richard Rorty ( Book )
50 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 347 libraries worldwide
A rich selection of the philosophical papers which Rorty has written over the past decade.
Exegesis and argument; studies in Greek philosophy presented to Gregory Vlastos ( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Debating the state of philosophy / Habermas, Rorty, and Kołakowski by Jürgen Habermas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Analysis (Philosophy) Church and state Civilization--Philosophy Communication Conference proceedings Deconstruction Derrida, Jacques Dewey, John,--1859-1952 Ethics Ethics, Modern Gadamer, Hans-Georg,--1900-2002 Heidegger, Martin,--1889-1976 Hermeneutics History Interviews Knowledge, Theory of Language and languages--Philosophy Liberalism Liberalism--Philosophy Liberty Lyotard, Jean-François,--1924-1998 MacIntyre, Alasdair C Methodology Mind and body Objectivity Peirce, Charles S.--1839-1914 Philosophers Philosophy Philosophy, American Philosophy, Modern Philosophy--Historiography Philosophy of mind Political and social views Political science Political science--Philosophy Postmodernism Pragmatism Progress Putnam, Hilary Radicalism Radicals Realism Relativity Religion Representation (Philosophy) Right and left (Political science) Rorty, Richard Semantics (Philosophy) Truth United States
MacKay Rorty, Richard 1931-2007
McKay Rorty, Richard 1931-2007
Rorti, Ricard, 1931-2007
Rorti, Ričard 1931-2007 Russ. Vorlageform
Rorty, R. 1931-2007
Rorty, R. M.
Rorty, R. M. 1931-2007
Rorty, R. M. (Richard McKay)
Rorty, Richard M., 1931-2007
Rorty, Richard McKay
Rorty, Richard McKay 1931-2007罗蒂, 理查德
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